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Although I understand medical school is a huge sacrifice and takes determination, I can't help but ask is it as time consuming and stressful as people say?

How is social life in the first year at least compared to other courses?
Is stuff like partying on weekdays out of the equation completely ?
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Although I understand medical school is a huge sacrifice and takes determination, I can't help but ask is it as time consuming and stressful as people say?

How is social life in the first year at least compared to other courses?
Is stuff like partying on weekdays out of the equation completely ?
First year was a long time ago for me now but I'm sure freshers still party on weekdays lol.
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First year med has more contact hours and a higher workload than most other undergrad courses - but it’s a walk in the park compared to the stress level of year 13.

When I was a first year we’d go out for sports night (weds) and usually one other night with my flatmates then spend weekends with my boyfriend. Plus there were organised socials from time to time. I’m now in year 3, haven’t needed to do any resits yet..
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Medics probably party more on weekdays than the other degrees

(Original post by AnnaBananana)
First year med has more contact hours and a higher workload than most other undergrad courses - but it’s a walk in the park compared to the stress level of year 13.

When I was a first year we’d go out for sports night (weds) and usually one other night with my flatmates then spend weekends with my boyfriend. Plus there were organised socials from time to time. I’m now in year 3, haven’t needed to do any resits yet..
Haven't seen you around for a bit - hope Y3 day 1 went well :hugs:
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First year was a long time ago for me now but I'm sure freshers still party on weekdays lol.
#3 has not had a night in (or a night's sleep) since the start of Freshers
#2 is out down the pub as I type, and spent all weekend partying (they are enjoying being out of lockdown!)
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Haven't seen you around for a bit - hope Y3 day 1 went well :hugs:
I’ve been around - squeezed in another holiday before the start of term though :^_^:

Start of year 3 - it sounds hectic. We got the list of skills we need to have signed off this year - I don’t know whether to curl up in a ball and hide under my duvet, or to be mildly impressed with my one-year-in-the-future self 😂
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I’ve been around - squeezed in another holiday before the start of term though :^_^:

Start of year 3 - it sounds hectic. We got the list of skills we need to have signed off this year - I don’t know whether to curl up in a ball and hide under my duvet, or to be mildly impressed with my one-year-in-the-future self 😂
Don't stress about clinical skills needing to be done. Pretty much everyone comfortably does more than enough of the skills you need to signed off on (you'll be sick of taking bloods by the end of it) that it's really not worth stressing about it at the start of placement. Whatever you have left at the end is easy enough to get done if you go to the doctor or nurse on the ward and tell them you need this signed off.
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Don't stress about clinical skills needing to be done. Pretty much everyone comfortably does more than enough of the skills you need to signed off on (you'll be sick of taking bloods by the end of it) that it's really not worth stressing about it at the start of placement. Whatever you have left at the end is easy enough to get done if you go to the doctor or nurse on the ward and tell them you need this signed off.
It just looks like a lot - bearing in mind how little
placement time we’ve had so far due to covid. I’m sure it’ll all work out though….. ty
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I’ve been around - squeezed in another holiday before the start of term though :^_^:

Start of year 3 - it sounds hectic. We got the list of skills we need to have signed off this year - I don’t know whether to curl up in a ball and hide under my duvet, or to be mildly impressed with my one-year-in-the-future self 😂
Ooh very nice
Wow, I can imagine... I’m not looking forward to having one practical exam never mind being fully in clinical years!
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